Our centre is a safe space for women to experience a therapeutic journey leading to emotional and psychological awareness and healing and empowerment to enjoy life and plan for the future. This is why the Maya Centre is supporting Mental Health Awareness Week. This year, the theme of the campaign is Stress: Are we coping?
The Maya Centre — Where Talk Enables Change
Supporting women since 1984
The Maya Centre works in Islington and the surrounding boroughs, with women who find it difficult to access the kind of long-term counselling and support they need.
They may be homeless, fleeing a violent partner or at risk of neglecting or harming their children. Often their distress has its roots in the past. Our talking therapy can help women to come to terms with what has happened to them and break out of the cycle of abuse and social and economic disadvantage.
Blog from Jessica, who facilitates our Psychoeducation Group. Stress is a word used on a daily basis these days. It is used to describe such a wide range of feelings, I think we can become hard-pressed to define what stress really is.
As anyone who’s struggled with depression or anxiety knows it can be a very lonely experience. You feel alone not only in your own head, but also in relation to the world at large. And if you’re a woman who is already isolated, those feelings often manifest themselves as a chasm between you – the […]
The Maya Centre is committed to providing free counselling for women without access to mainstream therapy options. As a small charity we appreciate your help help, whether it’s by volunteering at our offices, donations or holding an event. We are most grateful to those local people and organisations who generously support our charity, enabling us to give a lifeline to some of the most disadvantaged women in London. How to donate »
“ I was able to talk without judgement, my therapist helped me to recognise my feelings and identify with past issues that were impacting my current behaviour in a negative way. ”
“ I feel safe here, I feel listened to, I feel understood, I feel like I’m working on myself and progressing in my life, I’m really grateful for all that. ”